What is an RD?
"A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met the minimum academic and professional requirements to qualify for the credential "RD." In addition to RD credentialing, many states have regulatory laws for dietitians and nutrition practitioners. State requirements frequently are met through the same education and training required to become an RD". -eatright.org 2012
· The "RD" is a credentialed, legally protected title, only to be used by practitioners
· The degree is authorized by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
(ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics